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Hope Is Reality’s Waiting Room - Grasshopper

Pure and simple, hope is a mindset, not a catalyst for reality.

Reality will take the time it takes and no amount of hoping will change the timeframe or the outcome. This may sound bleak for those hoping for something to happen. It’s not meant that way. It’s intended to cause you to take some action.


Hope is a waiting game. Action fills the void with something that has a much better chance of working. I’m reminded of the Eckhart Tolle quote:


Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it's no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.”


We have been conditioned that hope is an outcome strategy. It’s not. It’s an illusion we inherited from our early caregivers so that we could have emotional protection from the unknown.


I have no quarrel with hoping, except when it gets in the way of action.


It is my hope that my observation on hope will cause you to take some action.


All the best,

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